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Old 6th March, 2004, 07:33 AM
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Liquid cooling

Stay tuned, it will be liquid cooled, Just got a new radiator today. It is
9 1/4 in. long x 6 1/8 in. wide x2 in. deep. It is a heater core for a 1976 Buick Electra limited. I used to own one. the brand new core was $22 at my local, Costless auto parts. I have an Eheim 1250 pump Brand new Swiftech 5002 block and I am ready to go!! here are a couple pics. First one just the rad. the 2nd one rad with 2 x 120mm fans on it. will get to work on shroud too. The rad also comes with 3/4 in. inlet and 5/8 outlet. I will cut those off and braze on 1/2 in. fittings. this is all just to much fun!!

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Old 6th March, 2004, 07:45 AM
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This should be a fun project, look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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Old 6th March, 2004, 07:47 AM
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My current rig.

Abit IT7 max2 Ver.2 P-4 2.66 @ 3220( Can bench much higher ) Kingwin 450 psu, pioneer DVD rom, Pioneer A05 DVD-RW, Mitsumi floppy, 2x120 gig maxtor 8 meg cache hdd's in hpt374 raid0 array. Innovatek waterblock,Maxxpert radiator, Eheim 1250 pump, Vantec fan controller, 13 fans total in my sytem. 1 gig OCZ EL Platinum 3700 ram 2x 512 chips
Sound Blaster Audigy2, e-VGA 5900fx NEC monitor, logitech wireless mouse and K-board. Creative labs speakers. A few pics of current rig.

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Old 6th March, 2004, 07:49 AM
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The feet are made of Nerf balls, the water tank I put together in my shop. the case is a Ahanix Santa Fe 29 delivered with a removable mobo.
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Do most cars have heater cores which could be reused in this way?
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Yup. In fact, a lot of the commercial WC radiators you buy are little more than modified heater cores.
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Do most cars have heater cores which could be reused in this way?
Yup, in the UK the VW polo core is made to measure It's aluminium though so if you go for it you definitely need antfreeze, or some corrosion inhibiter.
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you bet danrok, buyingradiators from a mod store is a bit of a rip-off when you consider the mark up. You can get a heat core out of a wrecking yard if you like.here is a link for you.it is a one page tip on cleaning a used heatercore.
http://www.overclockers.com/tips250/

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Call me paranoid, but I have always wondered if some rads are simply scavanged, renovated and resold as new rads for PC cooling. Not that it would matter if it is done professionally.
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There are literally 100's of different shapes and sizes of heater cores out there. Just look search them out and find the one that fits your needs.
Searching out this stuff is half the fun!!

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Stay tuned, it will be liquid cooled, Just got a new radiator today. It is
9 1/4 in. long x 6 1/8 in. wide x2 in. deep. It is a heater core for a 1976 Buick Electra limited. I used to own one. the brand new core was $22 at my local, Costless auto parts. I have an Eheim 1250 pump Brand new Swiftech 5002 block and I am ready to go!! here are a couple pics. First one just the rad. the 2nd one rad with 2 x 120mm fans on it. will get to work on shroud too. The rad also comes with 3/4 in. inlet and 5/8 outlet. I will cut those off and braze on 1/2 in. fittings. this is all just to much fun!!

WZ
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It feels so good to Scratch!!!

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weldzilla your case is sweet, its so tidy inside, i must say its a masterpeice....id be well proud!!!!
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Thanks Razorfish I am kinda sad to pull this system apart. It will be air cooled in my son's case. Although the pump will be used in my next system.

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